Connected Pages – Now Claim Official Pages Beyond Your Website

For any business, claiming an account inside our Webmaster Tools allows access to a lot of useful information. SEO Reports, link data (for your site and other sites), ranking information, keyword traffic data and so much more. Yet even all this usefulness comes with a limit. We could only show you data related to the websites you own or controlled.

Today, however, we’re releasing the Connected Pages feature within Bing Webmaster Tools. Now, in addition to the current data you have access to on your own website(s), you can also claim official social pages, connect them to your account and see similar data as it relates to those connected locations.

Ever wonder which keyword are sending traffic to your official Facebook page? Curious to know who’s linking to your Twitter page? Well, now you’ll know.


Which Page Types Can I Connect to My Website?

Currently, you can connect a wide range of page types to your verified website, provided that they contain a link that points back to your verified website (the main URL), or at a minimum – a page that lives on your main website. We won’t ask you to enter any passwords or provide us with any extended permissions to your social media accounts to establish this connection, but the link inside the connected page needs to match in the sense that the link needs to point back to the root of or a sub-page within your verified website. Obviously, to check this, we also need to be able to extract the link from each of the connected pages, so the page needs to be accessible from the web and not block our verifier in any way. Here is the complete list of web presences we currently support as connected pages:

· Facebook

· Twitter

· LinkedIn

· Google+

· Windows Store

· Google Play

· Apple Store

· Pinterest

· Windows Phone Store

· YouTube

· Instagram

· MySpace

Now, if you have an established presence at any of the locations listed above, you can begin connecting them inside your BWMT account effective today. Data will start to be populated within 72 hours. After that, it’s “always on” and you can select date ranges as within your normal site data areas to see information for customizable periods of time.

Duane Forrester
Sr. Product Manager

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    Nice. This is awesome news for webmasters. I love that Bing went in the opposite direction of Google this time and not only KEPT keyword data, but is also providing it for social pages as well :)

  2. astratube

    Oh, It is really good news for me and other webmasters. I hope that Stumble will be added in this list.

  3. vengatesan.s

    May I know why the Klout Platform not included in it?

  4. Duane Forrester

    As explained in the help docs, we need a link back to your site form the social page being connected.  Without that link, we can't complete the circle to include.  Klout doesn't allow you to place a link back to your site.  It's focus is across other social networks.  Without the link, we cannot include.

  5. Duane Forrester

    There is only one process for connecting pages Bill.  I see you site on the LI profile, so I think this should be working for you. Are you trying to connect the "company website" in the LI profile with the correct domain inside webmaster tools?

    I'm also going to suggest hitting this link to submit a support ticket:

  6. JeanneE

    There is a glitch with Twitter – Bing auto-populates the URL field with (Cannot remove the www.).The URL for twitter should not have the www.

    It's not recognizing our page. Can this be fixed?

  7. jeremy.cid

    Like other responders, I'm thrilled to see that Bing is going the opposite direction of Google with the data it's providing. I've just recently learned about Connected Pages due to projects that have kept me busy for the past month or so. But I'm excited to start connecting pages and getting the useful data that can be applied to help with performance across the web, not just Bing.

  8. mehmeta009

    @JeanneE: The url with "www" should just work fine. The twitter page you have is linked to a facebook page, this is not supported. You need to link your twitter page to your actual site on Bing Webmaster Toools. Hope that helps.

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